An immaculate 3 bedroom ground floor flat in a perfect location with 2 shower rooms and a separate cloakroom loo. Dedicated parking space right next to the flat, visitors spaces and a purpose built bike store. Highly energy efficient with new Worcester boiler 2 years ago with an 8 year warranty.
The current owners are detailed and the boiler has already had 2 annual services.
The block occupies a corner site between Branksome Wood Road and Dorset Road. The main entrance to the block is in Dorset Road which is a quiet road and offers lots of extra parking if required. There is a tarmacked drive and parking with a dedicated space for Flat 4 and 2 visitor spaces. The doors to the block are via a smart entrance with an internal porch with security telephone entry system. But better still the dedicated parking space is right outside the patio doors of the living/kitchen area so the best placed flat in the block for offloading your shopping. Also within the car park are purpose built wooden sheds for the bin store and separately a secure bike store. The communal entrance is also heated and to access Flat 4 there is a separate lobby so that the flat is noise free.
The flat has been well designed with great flow. The first part of the T shaped hall from the front door has Karndean flooring, so ideal for shoes, coats and sports equipment. This part of the hall contains the security telephone entry system. Turn right at the T of the hall and this is carpeted and leads to the bright open plan kitchen/living area, again with Karndean flooring. The patio doors are the entrance that the owners mostly use, as beyond the patio is their allocated parking space, so easy for bringing in the shopping.
Back into the hall is the Airing Cupboard which contains an Ariston pressurized water tank. Also in the hall are the Hive heating controls which enable you to adjust/put the heating from your mobile phone before you get home. The 2 main bedrooms both have ensuite shower rooms and there is a separate large cloakroom/loo. The smaller bedroom 3 is the owners’ young daughter’s room.
The main bedroom is gorgeous as you can lie in bed, totally private, and look out onto a sylvan setting of lawn, trees and shrubs. Outside this bedroom’s patio doors is the 2nd patio which gets afternoon and evening sun. Ideal for a summer drink after work.
This is a thoroughly modern flat in immaculate condition. The owners use one of the bedrooms as an office, where one of them works from home-the block includes broadband for each flat.
Contemporary living in a great location.
Westgate is perfectly located for work, fun and sport, yet remains a peaceful block.
Within 2 minutes walk you are in Bournemouth Gardens where you can stroll down to Bournemouth Town Centre within 15 minutes and be on the award winning beaches within 20, where within 100 yards of each other, you can enjoy fish n chips at Harry Ramsdens or fine dine at Westbeach fish restaurant. From there you can walk along the beach or the prom all the way to the famous Sandbanks beaches, on the edge of Poole Harbour, the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and haven to boats of all sizes as well as being a UK hub for windsurfing and kitesurfing. From Sandbanks, you can catch the chain ferry to the Purbeck Hills. There is a large cycling community and Dorset’s Jurassic coast is a destination for walkers. And in Bournemouth there are the entertainment centres at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth International Centre and lots of cinemas and of course the famous nightlife.
You are on the doorstep of Pug’s Hole, one of the smallest nature reserves in the UK. It is a hidden gem with a big history. Just west of Meyrick Park golf course, Pug’s Hole is a valley with steep wooded slopes. A path leads down through the valley, or you can take the wooded trails that run around the site. Trees you can see at Pug’s Hole include Scots pines, hazel, rowan and sycamore. These are home to birds such as woodpeckers, nuthatches, coal tits and treecreepers.
Also for walking you are within a couple of hundred yards of Coy Pond, delightful with tree lined walks and idyllic picnic spaces. Weeping willow and some alder trees dominate the banks of the stream forming an almost continuous canopied corridor from Branksome Wood Road to the embankment. Coy Pond and gardens together cover a total area of 9 acres (3.65 hectares). The stream here is largely unmodified, with vegetated banks and small meanders and riffles in its course.The gardens associated with Coy Pond are Grade II* listed by English Heritage. Perfect dog walking on your doorstep.
For sports and keeping fit, by the side of the adjacent Meyrick Park golf course is the Merick Park club with gym, swimming pool, studio, wet spa and Pulse Bar. If tennis is your sport there are courts in Bournemouth Gardens and the West Hants Club is closeby with indoor and outdoor courts, also a swimming pool, gym, classes, squash and racketball courts, a crèche plus restaurant and bar.
Schooling? At primary level there is Bishop Aldhelms and St Michaels and for secondary, Winton and Glenmoor acadamies. All are Ofsted rated good. Out of interest the famous Talbot Heath girls private school is up the road from Westgate.
Work? Maybe you are at LV or Vitality or Nationwide. In which case you can walk to work, plus on rainy days the bus service is excellent to Bournemouth and Poole. The area has become a significant employer in the South of England. As well as the companies I have just mentioned, the headquarters of JP Morgan, RNLI, Sunseeker Marine, Barclays International and Merlin Entertainments are all based locally. Working further afield? Within 5 minutes you are on the Wessex Way with at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bournemouth railway station has direct routes to London(under 2 hours) and Manchester. And the recently refurbished Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK.
Shopping? Walk into Westbourne to a dedicated M&S food store and a few hundred yards further is a Tesco and a Lidl store. Bournemouth itself is large shopping centre with a mixture of high street names and independent stores. The famous Castlepoint shopping Centre is 3 miles away and for home furnishings, just beyond Tesco’s is the Redlands Retail Park with the likes of John Lewis Home, Homebase, Laura Ashley Home, Next Home and Home Bargains.
Eating out? Where do you start to describe? Westbourne is full of an eclectic mix of eateries and coffee shops as is Bournemouth. The local Daily Echo ran a recent article ‘Why Westbourne is foodie heaven’. Locally Westbourne is considered very much a village with lots of independent shops and the UK’s smallest cinema with just 19 seats. The pick of eateries are The Dancing Duck, Indi’s. Renoufs cheese and wine bar, the award winning Chez Fred fish ‘n chips and a real traditional pub-The Porterhouse.
Westgate is just a great place to live.
The main entrance to the block is in Dorset Road which is a quiet road and offers lots of extra parking if required. There is a tarmacked drive and parking with a dedicated space for Flat 4 and 2 visitor spaces. The doors to the block are via a smart entrance with an internal porch with security telephone entry system. But better still the dedicated parking space is right outside the patio doors of the living/kitchen area so the best placed flat in the block for offloading your shopping. Also within the car park are purpose built wooden sheds for the bin store and separately a secure bike store. The communal entrance is also heated and to access Flat 4 there is a separate lobby so that the flat is noise free.
Living Area 3.5m x 3.9m
Karndean flooring, thermostatically controlled radiator. Double glazed side window and patio doors with opening side windows all with purpose sized lemon roller blinds. Chrome effect curtain pole. Inset spotlights.
Kitchen 3.4m x 3.9m
Open plan to the living room with Karndean tiled flooring with grey/cream high and low level units with black marble effect work surfaces. Gorenje double oven and gas hob with extractor hood. 1.5 stainless steel sink with built in spotlights above. Worcester boiler just 2 years old and serviced twice. Double glazed window with silver venetian blinds. Thermostatically controlled radiator. Inset spotlights.
Bedroom 1 4.9m x 3.5m
Large double glazed patio doors with side windows fitted with cream vertical blinds. Vintage chrome curtain pole. Fitted double wardrobes ½ mirrored. Inset spotlights. Grey carpet.
En suite to bedroom 1 2.4m x 2.0m
Fully tiled. Shower cubicle, large sink, loo. Thermostatically controlled large ladder towel rail. Extractor fan. Obscured double glazed window.
Bedroom 2 3.3m x 3.2m
Double glazed window with black wood slat venetian blinds. Grey carpet. Thermostatically controlled radiator. Built in ½ mirror front double wardrobe. Inset spotlights. Currently used as a large office by the owners.
En suite to bedroom 2 1.9m x 1.7m
Fully tiled with loo, sink, and quadrant shower cubicle. Shaver point, extractor fan, spotlights. Obscure double glazed window. Large thermostatically controlled towel ladder.
Bedroom 3 3.2m x 3.3m
Grey carpet, white curtain pole to double glazed window which also has black venetian blinds in the recess. Thermostatically controlled radiator. Inset spotlights.
Hall to the Flat 6.1m x 4.5m
The front door leads to a T shaped hall, the first part of which has Karndean flooring, and ideal storage for shoes, coats and sports equipment. It also has the security entry telephone This leads to the main hall which has grey carpet, a thermostatically controlled radiator, Hive heating controls, smoke alarm and inset spotlights.
The communal entrance is also heated and to access Flat 4 there is a separate lobby so that the flat is noise free.
Cloakroom Loo 2.1m x 1.1m
As well as the 2 en suite bathrooms the flat has a separate loo with sink with tiled splashback. Tiled floor. Inset spotlights. Extractor fan.
Rear Patio 3.5m x 2.5m
Paved area, partly covered leaning to the communal lawn. Afternoon and evening sun in a private Sylvan setting.
Annual Council Tax: Band D £1622.82 payable
Connectivity: The block provides BT broadband at no extra cost.
TV: The block has a communal Sky dish. BT is also available
Pets: Pets are permitted by agreement with the management company. The owners previous neighbour kept a dog.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: Band B(83)
Environmental Impact Rating: Band B(82)
Terms: Leasehold: 125 years from 2007
Service Charge: £118 per month
Service Included: Managing Agent fees, gardening, communal cleaning, contribution to sinking fund, buildings Insurance, lift phone line, block broadband, window cleaning, communal electric and water, communal repairs and maintenance.
Reserve Fund: Currently stands at £14,600 and 15% of the service charge goes towards the fund. No major works are planned.
Ground Rent: £300 per year
Investor Information: Projected rental income of £1300 per month, realizing 5.2% gross yield
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Available – 2018-02-05 00:00:00
Type – Furnished/Un Furnished
Rent Frequency – Monthly –